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1. ACT 101: Overview of Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: BCBAs

Dates: 7/23/2019

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This presentation will provide an overview of relational frame theory (RFT)as the foudation for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The six core processes of ACT and related intervention strategies will be presented as method for promoting psychological flexibility. Participants will learn ways ACT can be implemented at the system and individual levels.

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
* Describe how individuals develop functional impairment based on an RFT model.
* Name and describe the six core processes of ACT.
* Describe at least one strategy that can be used at the systems level and one strategy that can be used at the individual level to promote psychological flexibility.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

2. Addressing Health Related Topics for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/23/2019

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As students with Autism come of age, the need for health education that meets their particular needs becomes a priority. In fact, developing and discussing hygiene, puberty and more from an early age is paramount. This workshop will address the unique needs of students across the autism spectrum. Resources will be shared to support the development of a more specialized Health program when needed, as well as discussing what skills to address across Human Growth and Development.

Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

3. Assessment and Intervention for Executive Functioning Difficulties w/ George McCloskey, Ph.D. (PSYCH)

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Dates: 7/24/2019

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Learn about a multidimensional model of executive capacities that can be used to guide assessment and intervention efforts with children and adolescents ages 4-25. Distinguish between executive functions and executive skills using the provided comprehensive framework and techniques specific to assessing executive capacities.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

4. ADHD from A to Z Presented by Dr. Russell Barkley (PSYCH)

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Administrators and Educators

Dates: 7/25/2019

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ADHD is one of the most common childhood behavioral disorders, affecting up to 5 to 7 percent of the school-age population and accounting for the largest proportion of children referred to mental health programs in this country. Clinicians are becoming increasingly aware that ADHD in childhood does not disappear over development and that many individuals with the disorder in childhood will continue to manifest the disorder into adulthood. It is imperative that mental health, medical, and educational professionals have as much up-to-date knowledge of this childhood disorder and its treatment as possible.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

5. Connecting Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) and Social Skills Instruction for Students with Autism and other Socially Based Disabilities (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/25/2019

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As educators move to make connections between SEL and student success in school, it is important to consider how we address this area for students with disabilities like autism or emotional disturbance. SEL is the process for recognizing and managing emotions, building relationships, as well as solving interpersonal relationships. Social Skills are the specific skills that have to be taught. Participants to this workshop will dive deeper into SEL by engaging in self-reflection and reviewing resources. Additionally, participants will make connections between SEL and Social Skills, and how to design a program that fits their student's needs.

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Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

6. Advanced Placement Chinese Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Chinese Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

7. Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Computer Science Principles Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

8. Advanced Placement Economics Macro and Micro Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Economics Marcro and Micro Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

9. Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Spanish Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

10. Genius Camp- Only Approved Teams

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 7/30/2019 to 8/2/2019

This experience brings students and teachers together in a MAKER ENVIRONMENT to take charge of their own ideas and growths with challenging, but fun stations like circuitry and storytelling, robotics, wearable technology and coding. Teachers will leave this week excited to begin implementing maker learning into their classrooms while using questions that encourage students to become independent learners. Students develop the ability to be creative and reflective in their thinking when solving complex problems.

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TEAMS:
Participants must pre-register as a team. Teams consist of 2 teachers and 3 students from the same school.

PRE-REGISTRATION:
Closed at this time.

COST:
$1200 per team ($600 per educator) for subscribing Montgomery County Public Schools.
$1800 per team ($900 per educator) for all other schools.

SCHEDULE:
Prior to Camp: Teachers will participate in a 3-hour asynchronous session to build background knowledge around questioning and conversation.
July 30-August 1 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Teachers and students work hand-in-hand in a maker environment.
August 2 9:00 AM to 12:00PM Teachers only meet for a follow-up about the experience.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: Included July 30-August 1

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

11. Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training 7/30 & 7/31 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Montgomery County IU OSS Staff Only

Dates: 7/30/2019 to 7/31/2019

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Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training program provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Using the newest and most effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), this Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for not only preventing and managing behavioral challenges, but also to effectively teaching replacement behaviors.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minutes lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

12. Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training 8/1 & 8/8 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Montgomery County IU OSS Staff Only

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 8/8/2019

Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training program provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Using the newest and most effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), this Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for not only preventing and managing behavioral challenges, but also to effectively teaching replacement behaviors.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minutes lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

13. Advanced Placement Calculus AB Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Calculus AB Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

14. Advanced Placement German Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP German Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

15. Advanced Placement Physics 1: Algebra- Based Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Physics Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

16. Advanced Placement Psychology Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Psychology Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

17. Introduction to PBIS Advanced Tiers for Schools in the PaPBS Network (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: School personnel working in a school/district implementing PBIS

Dates: 8/5/2019

This introduction is for staff working in schools supported by the PaPBS Network. Advanced tiers (II and III) systems and supports will be defined. Discussion will center on readiness and the rationale and research behind this continuum of support. An overview of team roles and functions, assessment for intervention (Universal Screeners), and interventions and systems (Check in/Check out (CICO)) will be presented. Please note, this session is being offered twice (date in July and August).

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Enrollment is restricted to the following school districts: Abington, Cheltenham, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, and Upper Perkiomen.

18. SW PBIS Universal Overview for Schools in the PaPBS Network (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Any school personnel working in a district with PAPBS signed commitment letter.

Dates: 8/5/2019

For existing PAPBS Network-trained Teams ONLY. This one day workshop will be looking closely at the universal level of PBIS; conceptual understanding of process involved in building, implementing, and sustaining a 3-tiered framework for supporting social, emotional,and behavioral learning. This workshop is appropriate for administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents or interested community members.

Registration is limited to the following districts: Abington, Cheltenham, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Upper Merion, and Upper Perkiomen.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

19. Understanding by Design®: Designing Understanding- Based Curriculum Units for the 21st Century

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 8/6/2019 to 8/8/2019

How can you design engaging units that guide students toward deep understanding of content and processes so they can apply it in meaningful ways and to authentic contexts? In this 3-day design workshop, participants will explore the key ideas of the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework, and apply them to designing a draft of a unit. We will explore several questions to guide you in getting to know UbD- designing, assessing and learning for understanding in the 21st Century.

Learning Targets:
*What is "understanding," how is it different from just "knowing" and why does it matter?
*How is that difference applied to the design of instructional units?
*What is important to learn today that will prepare us for an unknown future and how can we make that visible in our unit designs?
*What is "Backwards Design" and why is it more useful than ever in designing 21st Century curricula?
*How can we articulate our goals for the unit in a way that is engaging and focused on understanding, inquiry, content and process?
*Why does "authentic" matter?
*If our goals are for students to understand and to transfer what they learn to novel situations, how do we design assessments for understanding and transfer?
*How do we design and focus instruction for deep understanding so students are engaged and able to apply in meaningful ways?

REQUIRED MATERIALS:A tablet or laptop is required for this session as well as resource materials (standards, rubrics, etc.) and a unit that you have taught or plan on teaching.
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

20. Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training 8/7 & 8/8 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Montgomery County IU OSS Staff Only

Dates: 8/7/2019 to 8/8/2019

Wait List
Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training program provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Using the newest and most effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), this Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for not only preventing and managing behavioral challenges, but also to effectively teaching replacement behaviors.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minutes lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

21. Slings and Arrows: Special Education and the Law with Andy Faust (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Special Education Directors and Supervisors

Dates: 8/7/2019

New
School Attorney Andy Faust will offer an interactive discussion of "hot" legal topics, including a review of trends in special education due process, an analysis of the relationship between Section 504 and the IDEA, advice on the "child find" implications of intervention, tips on navigating the delivery of services to children in the mental health system, strategies for addressing school avoidance and anxiety, and guidance on graduation decision-making and transition.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

22. Echoes and Reflections: Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust- Connecting the Past with Today (E)(TAC)

Program: Equity and Diversity

Audience: Secondary Educators

Dates: 8/8/2019

As the world struggles with the largest refugee crisis since WWII, Echoes and Reflections content can be used to examine barriers to immigration including political, bureaucratic and, in some cases, the unwillingness to accept Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. This timely offering supports educators and helps students make meaningful connections with similar issues affecting people and nations today.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

23. SafeTALK and Understanding Student Anxiety 8/9/19 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: MCIU Office of Student Services Staff only

Dates: 8/9/2019

AM Session: SafeTALK
PM Session: Understanding Anxiety

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

24. Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention- INTERMEDIATE - Resource Training (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 10/17/2019

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems red, gold, purple and includes three full days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day in the fall). Participants must attend all 3 days of training. In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of new LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems, professional development for these systems delves in to the advanced routines needed for intermediate students. These routines include a focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and fluency as well as phonics and word study principles, book discussion formats, writing about reading routines, novel study units, test taking study, and silent reading. Special attention will be dedicated on what the research has shown to be effective instruction for older, struggling readers and clear rationales for instruction procedures within LLI.

FLYER

Bring: When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works, The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1, and the Program Guide, which comprehensively outlines the implementation of the System. All resources are found within the LLI teaching resource. All participants must have access to the Leveled Literacy Intervention resources.
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

25. How We Learn Math and Science: Five Essential Practices for Successful, Long-Lasting Learning with John Almarode (M)(S)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators, Math and Science Educators

Dates: 8/12/2019

"I don't know" and "I don't remember" are phrases that haunt every math and science teacher and learner. How do we create mathematics and science experiences that lead to better learning for all students so they will "know" and "remember"? Over the past fifteen years, the science of learning has provided many insights into how we think about math and science concepts, ideas, and content. Furthermore, these promising principles provide a starting point for inspired and passionate teachers to build the capacity in math and science learners to see themselves as their own teachers. This workshop shows you how! The body of research on how we learn math and science provides well-established principles and practices that enhance the learning outcomes for each of our students in the classroom. Moving beyond performance on a test, this workshop links these essential principles to the everyday instructional decisions you make in your classroom.
Practicing what we preach, you will take part in an edge-of-your-seat learning experience that translates these principles to practices across multiple grade-levels. You will leave with strategies that will make learning stronger for all your students.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

26. MCIU Teacher in the Workplace - Health and Human Services (CCR)

Program: College and Career Readiness

Audience: MCIU Educators only

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 6/30/2020

MCIU's Teacher in the Workplace program will provide an intensive five-day learning opportunity for up to 100 Montgomery County educators. Teachers, counselors, and administrators from K-12 and Career and Technical Centers are eligible to enroll.

The program will be divided into four cohorts:
* Construction Trades: August 6, 7, 8, 2019, June 24 and 25, 2020
* Manufacturing: August 6, 7, 8, 2019, June 24 and 25, 2020
* Health and Human Services: August 12, 13, 14, 2019 June 29 and 30, 2020
* Hospitality and Tourism: August 12, 13, 14, 2019 June 29 and 30, 2020

Please see FLYER for program highlights.

Lunch will be provided on Day 1 and Day 5. Bring a bagged lunch on Days 2, 3 and 4.

Full day attendance is required for all sessions.
Questions - contact Kyle Longacre at klongacre@mciu.org or 610-755-9354.

27. MCIU Teacher in the Workplace - Hospitality and Tourism (CCR)

Program: College and Career Readiness

Audience: MCIU Educators only

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 6/30/2020

MCIU's Teacher in the Workplace program will provide an intensive five-day learning opportunity for up to 100 Montgomery County educators. Teachers, counselors, and administrators from K-12 and Career and Technical Centers are eligible to enroll.

The program will be divided into four cohorts:
* Construction Trades: August 6, 7, 8, 2019, June 24 and 25, 2020
* Manufacturing: August 6, 7, 8, 2019, June 24 and 25, 2020
* Health and Human Services: August 12, 13, 14, 2019 June 29 and 30, 2020
* Hospitality and Tourism: August 12, 13, 14, 2019 June 29 and 30, 2020

Please see FLYER for program highlights.

Lunch will be provided on Day 1 and Day 5. Bring a bagged lunch on Days 2, 3 and 4.

Full day attendance is required for all sessions.
Questions - contact Kyle Longacre at klongacre@mciu.org or 610-755-9354.

28. Responsive Classroom Course for Elementary Educators

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 8/15/2019

Wait List
Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community.
In this 4-day session, participants will learn how to:

* Create an active and interactive classroom that increases academic engagement
* Establish rules with your students and provide positive structures to support success.
* Begin and end the day positively with Morning Meeting and Closing Circles
* Teach students how to complete academic tasks, interact with classmates, and maintain routines with Interactive Modeling
* Examine how the Responsive Classroom proactive approach to discipline can establish a calm, orderly, and safe environment for learning
* Respond to misbehavior with clear, consistent expectations and logical consequences
* Practice teacher language that promotes respectful, kind, and positive classroom communities by reinforcing, reminding, and redirecting student behavior
* Participate in interactive learning structures and energizers you can use in your classroom


Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

29. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 8/12/2019

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

30. AP Coordinators: 2019-2020 Registration and Ordering Training

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: AP Coodinators, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 8/12/2019

Coming this August, the AP Program will launch new resources and supports for teachers and coordinators. The first step in preparing your school for AP in the 2019-2020 school year will be activating the AP Registration and Ordering System. Join us for a hands-on workshop that will walk you through you AP Registration and Ordering System set up, including the participation form, system set up and class section creation. We will also discuss best practices and new ideas for ensuring all AP teachers and students understand how to access their accounts. This session is intended for AP Coordinators, counselors and administrators supporting the AP Coordinator.

Required Items: AP Registration and Ordering System access code (sent to principals and AP Coordinators on August 1st), fully charged laptop, and a list of AP courses and sections offered in your school in 2019-2020.

31. AP 2019: Tools for Teachers

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: AP Teachers

Dates: 8/12/2019

In the 2019-20 school year, the College Board® is introducing a suite of new resources to support teaching and learning in AP Classrooms. These tools were designed and tested in collaboration with AP educators. You'll be able to use them throughout the year to help students learn college-level content and skills. Join College Board and other AP teachers for this session to learn more about the resources that will be available and what you can do now to begin preparing for the 2019-2020 school year.

32. Growth Mindset Institute

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Non-Public K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/13/2019 to 8/14/2019

What is the secret to reaching our potential? Over forty years of research supports the discovery that developing a set of skills such as perseverance, grit, and self-control are key to success. Adhering to the belief that intelligence and abilities can be developed has shown to have powerful effects on motivation and learning, ultimately resulting in increased achievement and success. Join us for interactive and engaging learning as we take a deep dive into Growth Mindset!

During this 2-day institute, educators will learn the important role that their mindset plays in both decision making and learning as it applies to their own professional development as well as student learning. The following topics will guide our learning together:

*Determine the differences between a Growth and Fixed Mindset
*Develop an understanding of neuroscience and brain development
*Discover common misconceptions about Growth MIndset
*Learn how to give and receive effective feedback
*Acquire the skills needed for reflection and growth
*Engage in personal goal setting for continued growth

Cultivating a Growth Mindset is a journey. Educators will walk away from this institute with a clear road map- digital resources, easily implemented strategies, and a plan of action for teaching students the skills needed in order to achieve their potential academically, socially, and emotionally.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

33. ISTE Certification Program (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Learning Coaches

Dates: 8/13/2019 to 8/14/2019

The ISTE Certification for Educators is a rigorous professional certification for ambitious educators and coaches ready for the challenge. Using a hybrid model encompassing both face to face and online learning* components, candidate educators will complete approximately 30 hours of instruction and activities before assembling the e-portfolio for review by the ISTE Certification review team.
This unique certification is based on the ISTE Standards for Educators and is designed for cohorts of practitioners to move systems from vision to practice by preparing them to rethink and redesign learning activities with technology to engage students in real-world, authentic and active learning. The vendor- and device- neutral ISTE Certification for Educators training/professional development program focuses on content and learning activities on all seven educator standards, with a special emphasis on the instructional indicators within the standards.
(*includes online work to follow 2-day session)

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.
The presentation will provide an overview of evidence-based classroom management strategies, as well as core Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) practices that BCBAs can utilize to support teachers. The presentation will include a sample case and will review tools and resources BCBAs can incorporate into their work with teachers.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
* Explain the importance of looking at classroom systems in relation to individualized FBAs and PBSPs.
* Describer at least two OBM practices an how these practices might be applied tin their work with teachers.
* Formulate a plan for implementing a voluntary coaching process within their school aimed at supporting teachers with implementing evidenced-based practices.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

35. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 8/13/2019

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

36. Advanced SWIS Training (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Existing SWIS users (Teachers, Core Team Members, Administrators, Coaches, Technology Specialists)

Dates: 8/14/2019

Have you been trained on SWIS and want to do more with this powerful database system? Do you understand how to most effectively use the Core Team Reports and Drill Down Reports to get to the information you need? Are you able to obtain accurate information that helps to determine equity when using SWIS? This workshop will be hands-on so bring your devices and get ready to work with several cases to explore the different ways you can use SWIS to meet your data needs. Discussion in the afternoon will include the options for integrating SWIS with other data base sources and your options into the future as you continue to use this data source. Bring your laptops and your questions!

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Agora Cybercharter, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, PA Virtual Charter, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

37. Building Upon the Reciprocity of Reading and Writing with Shared and Interactive Writing: Foundational Skills in Action (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: PreK-2 Teachers and Administrators (Teachers and Administrators from other levels are welcome to attend, as additional examples will be shared from ELs and from older students reading significantly below grade level)

Dates: 8/14/2019

Are you interested in refining and growing your knowledge of instructional strategies to support the developing readers and writers in your classroom?

Join us for an interactive day with Joyce Gordon, a Fountas and Pinnell credentialed consultant, to expand your understanding of shared and interactive writing and to hone your teaching techniques to make these two instructional blocks a powerful part of your literacy instruction.

Shared Writing and Interactive Writing are two dynamic and instructional elements within a strong responsive teaching framework that enable children to see the connection between their language and the language of texts that they both read and write. These instructional elements guide students to effectively use print- putting their foundational skills in action in a shared meaningful context.

During this dynamic full-day workshop, participants will explore:

*the instructional design for both shared and interactive writing to engage developing writers
*co-constructed writing that promotes close attention to sounds, letters, and word structure while giving children more ownership of the writing
*the power of oral language in the writing process
*working with letters within a known text as a powerful learning experience that transfers their understanding of letters in isolation to meaningful context- a crucial step in the learning.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

38. Making DI Doable 8/14/19 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: MCIU Office of Student Services Staff

Dates: 8/14/2019

Join us as we continue our exploration of the "what, why and how" of differentiated instruction and how to make it a reality in our classrooms. Together, we will further explore the four pillars of effective and differentiated instruction: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Management. Expect hands-on "learn-by-doing" experiences with ample opportunity for reflection and application of various DI and effective instruction strategies. All are encouraged to bring curricular materials for application.

Attendees can expect to:
* Invigorate teaching practice with an ever-expanding toolbox for you to adapt and apply.
* Instill the tenets and philosophy of differentiated instruction.
* Establish a shared understanding of differentiated instruction and a common DI vocabulary.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

39. Wilson Reading System (WRS) Introductory Course (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/14/2019 to 8/16/2019

This three-day workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin implementing the Wilson Reading System (WRS), which is used in the Intensive Model setting. The Intensive Model targets students in grade two and beyond who are reading and spelling below grade level and is implemented in small groups.

The workshop fulfills the prerequisite requirement for Wilson Academy membership and Wilson Reading System Level 1 certification training.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

40. Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention- PRIMARY - Resource Training (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals who have access to the Leveled Literacy Intervention resource

Dates: 8/15/2019 to 10/18/2019

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems orange, green and blue and includes three full days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day in the fall). Participants must attend all 3 days of training. Topics within the three-day Professional Support curriculum include: overview of the lesson framework, understanding the demands of texts, assessing and grouping students, teaching within the LLI Lessons, using the prompting guide, and documenting progress. In addition to learning how to implement LLI Lessons, participants will deepen their understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress.

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Bring: When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works, The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1, and the Program Guide, which comprehensively outlines the implementation of the System. All resources are found within the LLI teaching resource. All participants must have access to the Leveled Literacy Intervention resources.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

41. Interpreting the Behavior of Diverse Learners 8/15/19 - MCIU OSS Autistic Support, MDS and Emotional Support Teachers

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: MCIU Autistic Support, MDS and Emotional Teachers only

Dates: 8/15/2019

Reserved for MCIU Autistic Support, MDS and Emotional Support Teachers only

In this session, we will explore the different reasons why behaviors may be occurring through the lens of skills, performance/processing, and compliance deficits. Participants will learn strategies to interpret the behaviors they observe and apply evidence-based strategies that will help improve with diverse learning needs.

Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

42. Mapping an Understanding-based Curriculum for 21st Century Learning with Jay McTighe

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 8/15/2019

Understanding by Design® offers a practical and proven framework for curriculum design. The UbD framework can be used to plan units of study using its 3-stage "backward design" process. However, the elements of UbD can also be applied to mapping the curriculum across a school year and across the grades.
In this workshop, we will explore a practical framework for transforming standards and 21st Century skills into a "guaranteed and viable" vertically- aligned curriculum that emphasizes understanding and long-term transfer.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn approaches to-
*Create a curriculum "blueprint" to guide the mapping and design of a coherent and vertically aligned curriculum
*Identify long-term Transfer Goals and aligned indicators that provide the critical "end points" from which curriculum should be planned
*"Unpack" standards, themes, or topics to identify conceptually big ideas and essential questions
*Generate overarching understandings and essential questions that spiral across the grades and provide intellectual throughlines withing the curriculum
*Create recurring cornerstone assessment tasks and companion rubrics that integrate 21st Century skills with academic content
*Develop macro curriculum maps to organize the curriculum around desired performances rather than simply as a scope and sequence of content to be "covered"
*Access a variety of excellent, web-based resources for "working smarter" in curriculum design

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

43. Designing and Using Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects with Jay McTighe

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 8/16/2019

The skills for 21st Century Learning must be developed "by design." Authentic performance tasks and projects serve as a vehicle for teaching and assessing these skills in conjunction with academic content. This workshop will examine the characteristics of authentic performance tasks and projects, present a set of practical and proven design tools, and showcase a variety of associated examples and resources.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn to-
*Identify 21st Century skills and the characteristics of authentic performance tasks and projects
*Apply a variety of design tools for creating authentic tasks and projects
*Identify four types of performance criteria and their purpose in assessing authentic performance tasks and projects
*Apply elements of 21st Century rubrics to assess student performance on authentic tasks and projects
*"Map" sets of authentic tasks across the K-12 curriculum
*Plan the kind of instruction needed to prepare students for authentic tasks and projects
*Identify print resources to support the design and use of authentic tasks and projects

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

44. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 8/22/2019

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

Learn about a multidimensional model of executive capacities that can be used to guide assessment and intervention efforts with children and adolescents ages 4-25. Distinguish between executive functions and executive skills using the provided comprehensive framework and techniques specific to assessing executive capacities.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

46. Nature-Based STEM for All VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STAFF ONLY

Dates: 8/26/2019

Participants will conduct hands-on nature based investigations using science practices and nature journaling at Riverbend's 30-acre nature preserve. After experiencing nature-based STEM in the morning, will work in the classroom setting to learn strategies for using nature-based STEM to support existing curriculum goals. Focus will be placed on strategies for making Nature-Based STEM accessible for ALL students and breaking down barriers that could potentially be in place. Teacher participants will receive access to Riverbend's Teacher network which includes hands-on science lessons and resources that encourage inquire based lessons in the classroom.

47. Trouble Free Recess - PHILMONT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STAFF

Program: NonPublic

Audience: PHILMONT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS ONLY

Dates: 8/26/2019 to 9/12/2019

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Will learn Trouble free playground games and receive a Dr. Recess GAMES manual and one GAME poster

48. Cyberbullying and Mental Health - Deb McCoy - ST PHILIP NERI STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: ST PHILIP NERI STAFF ONLY

Dates: 8/27/2019

Anxiety and depression often surface for the first time during youth. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the numbers of children and adolescents experiencing anxiety disorders and major depressive episodes. Nearly one in three adolescents will meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder by the age of 18, and about 12% of adolescents meet the criteria for a major depressive disorder. The CDC attributes the increase in mental health disorders among youth to the impact of bullying, cyberbullying and involvement in digital speech and social media. This workshop will address the issues of mental health issues among children and youth, and the impact of bullying, cyberbullying and digital speech.

49. Introduction to Responsive Classroom

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 8/27/2019

This workshop provides an introduction to the Responsive Classroom approach. You'll gain an understanding of the foundational principles of the approach and hear how Responsive Classroom practices and strategies help teachers foster positive community, integrate engaging academics with the teaching of social and emotional skills, and create the conditions for positive student behavior. An overview of several strategies will be shared, including Morning Meeting and Responsive Advisory Meeting, positive teacher language, and ways of responding to misbehavior. In this active and interactive workshop, you will have an opportunity to discuss ideas with colleagues, experience Responsive Classroom strategies as an adult learner, and see video of Responsive Classroom teachers implementing the strategies with students in grades K-8.

Lunch: This event will be catered.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

50. Understanding and Teaching Executive Functioning Skills - Lansdale Catholic High School ONLY (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Lansdale Catholic High School ONLY

Dates: 8/27/2019

Professional Development for Lansdale Catholic High School ONLY

51. Responsive Classroom- Strategies to Prevent Bullying

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-6 Educators and all in-school and out of school staff including after school staff

Dates: 8/28/2019

Bullying creeps into our classrooms like a weed. Learn how to spot it, stop it, and build a classroom rooted in community. Gain a deeper understanding of how key Responsive Classroom strategies create an inclusive environment to prevent bullying and dive into new strategies that support students working together. Identify, understand, and respond to bullying, cyber-bullying, and gateway behaviors. Prevent bullying by fostering community, cooperation, and inclusivity through the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching. Examine and create lesson plans to specifically teach about aspects of bullying.
Materials provided in this course include Strategies to Prevent Bullying Resource Book and How to Bullyproof Your Classroom

PRE-REQUISITE: The Responsive Classroom Elementary Beginners' Course is required prior to taking this session.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: The event will be catered.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

52. Cohort 4: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Special and General Education Teachers, SLPs, IEP Team Members in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 8/28/2019 to 12/4/2019

Wait List
Power AAC focuses on five key areas to increase the skills of educators as they learn about communication to support their students. It focuses on powerful skills in:

1. Partner Skills
2. Opportunities
3. Words in social and instructional environments
4. Evidence for decision-making
5. Resources for creating, sharing, and implementing for guiding your students.

Session Expectations:
1. Participants will view six (6) Modules in a flipped classroom course through viewing webinars outside of the online activities prior to attendance.
2. Handouts will be available for participants to download and view during this viewing process.
3. Participants will complete a survey after viewing each module to help guide our online sessions.
4. Participants will attend online sessions with all participants in attendance.
5. A monthly activity will be assigned based on each module.

At the end of the session, a survey will be to completed by each participant. Act 48 hours will be for 14 hours. Attendee must attend all sessions, and complete all required activities to receive credit and Act 48 hours.

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53. Reading with Presence Book Study (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Reading/writing teachers in Grades 6-12, literacy leaders and administrators (may also appeal to upper elementary teachers responsible for text-dependent analysis instruction)

Dates: 9/9/2019 to 11/4/2019

Current Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year, Marilyn Pryle, shows educators how she invites students to write and share short reading responses in the book Reading with Presence. In this book, Pryle shares ways that all students can find their voices and deepen their understanding of texts. Her suggested categories for reading responses not only allows for student choice, but also provides for a manageable entry point into analysis, which may appeal to upper elementary teachers and middle school educators who are tackling text-dependent analysis. Pryle herself is a 10th grade teacher, but the book features dozens of student responses, sampled from Grades 6-12. There are lots of reasons to read this book and many ways to apply its content whether you are teaching a whole-class novel or implementing independent reading. Through this book study, you too will find your voice as you respond to Pryle's book and will benefit from our dialogue of this rich text.

For the cost of participation in this book study, the IU is offering 12 Act 48 hours. The biggest benefit in participating though will be learning from the book study community as we share our take-aways through Schoology and create and curate resources to share with each other- resources to share with each other- resources that will help students respond to texts.

Join us as we help students engage in texts and find their voices through reading responses! Please register by September 6th to participate. The book study begins September 9th.

To receive all 12 Act 48 hours, participants will be asked to:
*purchase the book Reading with Presence on their own
*complete all assignments related to each of the 12 chapters using Schoology
*participate virtually in two- one-hour discussions about the book

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

54. ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop (Psych)

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists

Dates: 9/12/2019 to 9/13/2019

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Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) is sponsoring a 2-day training workshop on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). ADOS-2 is considered the "gold standard" for observational assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants will receive training in administration and scoring of ADOS-2. The workshop will provide detailed overview of the ADOS-2, its development, its psychometric properties, and appropriate use and interpretation. Participants will view a live demonstration of ADOS-2 and have the opportunity to practice scoring while observing the instructor administer the ADOS-2. Detailed discussion on scoring of the ADOS-2 will follow each demonstration.

Participants must attend both days in the entirety
Act 48 Hours: 12 credits
CE Credits: 12 credits awarded by WPS

Cost includes the two day course with two DVDs about Modules 1 through 4 and one DVD/Guidebook providing training on the Toddler Module. Please note that participants must have access to an ADOS-2 manual.

Participants are encouraged to pick-up their training packet prior to the start of the workshop in order to review the materials. Contact Lois Winton at Lwinton@mciu.org to arrange a pick-up date. Please note that payment must be made in full prior to pick-up.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

55. Wilson Reading System ® (WRS) Certification Level I (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/12/2019 to 5/15/2020

The school year long WRS Level I Certification program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement Steps 1-6 of the Wilson Reading System with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Certification provides extensive professional learning and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with fidelity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 65-lesson practicum, including demonstration, observation and feedback from a Wilson credentialed trainer.

FLYER

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed the WRS Introductory Course within the last 5 years. Participants will need to administer the WIST test kit for pre/post-testing practicum student requirements and an additional standardized normed reading test with subtests that compare word attack to comprehension skills. All WRS Level I participants need to have WRS 4th Ed. materials to use during this practicum.

NOTE: Interested participants outside of Montgomery County must contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org for more details.

LUNCH: There will be a one hour lunch break.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
*Cancellation less than 14 days prior to course start-up: $250 drop fee paid by participant.
* Cancellation after 30 days of course start-up: $2100 paid by participant.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

56. SEPaST Speaker Series: Consumer Directed Healthcare

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 9/12/2019

Considering a High Deductible Health Plan? Come learn what the experts know.

This session is being offered as part of a SEPaST Speaker Series. Registration and a light lunch with networking will begin at 11:30am. The content of the session will begin at 12:00pm.

57. Seeing Beyond Our Cultural Lens to Support Diverse Students

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 9/17/2019

Cultural Proficiency is a journey not a destination. Join us as we use reflection and dialogue to explore our personal culture so that we can understand how our beliefs and our school policies impact students and families. We will spend the day discussing the tools of cultural proficiency (barriers, guiding principles, the continuum, and the elements of cultural competence) so that we can examine how we can travel forward on the path to cultural proficiency.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

58. Choosing Involvement: Peer Led Interventions in Bullying and Harassment with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-12 Counselors, Educators, and Administrators

Dates: 9/18/2019

Is bullying worse now than it was before, whatever your before may be? The short answer is yes, it is. Social media and digital speech have changed the landscape of bullying behavior. What has not changed is what works in addressing bullying. Most incidents of bullying and harassment are witnessed by peers. Research has clearly shown the most effective interventions into those incidents are those led by students. Moving from a bystander of bullying and harassment to choosing involvement is not an easy task, but research and practical experience have proven it can be done both safely and effectively. This workshop will:

*Examine the dynamics of bullying and harassment and its' impact on school climates
*Review the research on peer interventions
*Look at a wide range of programs, videos and resources to be used in implementing bullying prevention

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

59. Introduction to the VB-MAPP (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 9/24/2019

Across the field of autism, the VB-MAPP is widely recognized as a tool teachers can use to determine specific skill sets across Skinner's verbal operants. This tool contains five components, with the Milestones Assessment being the most widely used piece. This workshop will walk participants through the use of the Milestones Assessment, the Early Echoic Skills Assessment (EEESA) as well as a review of the Barriers Assessment and Task Analysis/Skills Tracking Sheet.

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
All participants should bring a copy of the VB-MAPP guide book and protocol book if possible.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Agora Cybercharter, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, PA Virtual Charter, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

60. Start with the End in Mind! (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: OTs, COTAs, PTs and PTAs

Dates: 9/24/2019

The annual nature of the IEP, while helpful in addressing he student's immediate needs, can inadvertently deemphasize long-term planning. As such, despite IDEA stating that "special education... prepare students for further education, employment and independent living," the IEP team often finds itself designing goals and interventions only for the coming year. Thus, the child's participation in meaningful community pursuits are left off until the the student is close to graduation.

This workshop offers a concrete and practical approach to prognosis and long-term planning, viewing the child as an active member of the community.

At the end of the session participants will be expected to:
* Utilize evidence and clinical judgement in prognostication of postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities.
* Create goals and intervention strategies using backward planning planning to achieve postsecondary goals.
* Plan the provision of related services as episodes of care during critical periods of skill acquisition.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

61. Wilson Fundations® Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/24/2019

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

62. Co-Teaching: Creating Collaborative Partnerships (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Regular and Special Education Teachers (K-12), Administrators

Dates: 9/25/2019 to 1/29/2020

Do you want to be involved with a cooperative teaching model in your school but don't know where to begin? This two day workshop is developed for new co-teaching partnerships. Co-teaching teams are encouraged to register together. Participants will examine the best practices for building a strong foundation that will foster a lasting partnership, benefiting all students. This workshop series has an additional requirement to be completed between sessions.

Participants must attend both sessions.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Participants should bring curricular materials to plan lessons.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

63. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 9/25/2019

The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

64. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 9/25/2019

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

65. Reading for the Autistic Brain (TAC)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Dates: 9/26/2019 to 11/13/2019

Students with autism show a variety of skill strengths and weaknesses across reading skills. Throughout the two day workshop, brain research will be woven into the presentation to show the similarities and differences in the brains of people with autism as well as how to teach reading. Your student data will be utilized to support instructional decisions based on the specific profile of the student. You will have time to connect your available resources and assessments to best instructional practices.

Participants should bring a current IEP and RR for a student who they would like to problem solve around. Virtual office hours will be offered to support work between sessions.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

66. Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing (TDA): The Cornerstone of College and Career Readiness (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Principals

Dates: 9/26/2019

This workshop will feature best practices related to text-dependent analysis including strategies that will help students closely read and engage with complex text. An emphasis will be placed on analysis and how participants can scaffold instruction in order to take students from a literal meaning of text to an inferential one. Participants will also investigate the role of questioning and the role of oral language as related to analysis so that they walk away focused on their instructional practices and more confident about TDA as a process.

Registration priority will be given to participants who are attending the Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing PLN and must attend this workshop as a prerequisite.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

67. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/26/2019

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

68. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 10/1/2019 to 10/3/2019

This three-day workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of Wilson Reading System (WRS) group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. This course examines the specifics of each WRS lesson, with an increased focus on vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency instruction.

The workshop fulfills the prerequisite requirement for the Wilson Reading System Level II Certification.

Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

69. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training (10/2/19, 10/10/19, 10/15/19)

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All Public and Nonpublic School Staff

Dates: 10/2/2019 to 10/15/2019

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days in their entirety. Twenty-one Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE after successful completion of this training and Student Assistance certificates will be issued to each participant.

If you have any questions or concerns about the training, please contact Jean Miksch (610-755-9331 or jmiksch@mciu.org). Questions about registration and payment should be directed to Lois Winton (610-755-9366 or lwinton@mciu.org).

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a forty-five minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

70. Foundations of Visible Learning with Kristin R. Anderson (STEM) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/3/2019

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Join us in exploring John Hattie's Visible Learning and the major factors that influence student learning and achievement. Educators who understand which factors have the greatest impact on student achievement can make strategic decisions based on evidence to maximize their time, energy, and resources.

Visible Learning is not another initiative to layer on top of other programs and priorities, nor is it a simple checklist of strategies. Rather, the work of Visible Learning stems from a deep understanding of the world's most extensive evidence base on what works best in raising student achievement. Participants will delve into the research to better understand the characteristics of visible learners and the potential for Visible Learning to transform school systems.

All participants will receive a copy of the Visible Learning Foundation Day Workbook.

Subscribers registering prior to September 3, 2019 will have a cost of $200. All other participants will be charged $275.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

71. I Just Got an EL- Now What? (ESL)

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: General Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/3/2019

Are you new to working with English Learners or feel like you don't know where to start? During this session we will explore available data and resources that will support you in meeting the needs of your English Learners. We will talk about the basics of English proficiency levels, the WIDA Can Do Descriptors, and simple instructional strategies that are easy to embed within daily instruction.

Participants should bring your students' WIDA Screener or WIDA ACCESS (Individual Student Report)data
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU Title III Consortium member districts can attend at no cost: AGORA, Cheltenham, Colonial, Jenkintown, Methacton, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

72. Breaking Down Barriers in Education for Students with Disabilities (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/7/2019

Come learn about Pennsylvania Supplementary Aids and Services Toolkit, which establishes a system of supports that enable students with disabilities to learn and participate alongside typical peers, regardless of their disability. We will also examine the Collaborative Framework, a tool to explore strategies for instructional access for all students in general education settings.

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BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Agora Cybercharter, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, PA Virtual Charter, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

73. Empathy and the Teenage Brain with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-12 Counselors, Educators, and Administrators

Dates: 10/8/2019

Do teens lack empathy for others? Is it possible to "teach" empathy to teens? One study promoted the theory that teens are incapable of taking the feelings of others into account because they are just incapable of doing so. Another study states that involvement in social media has decreased the levels of empathy among youth. The reality is the way the brain develops in adolescence affects empathy, and there is a lot that can be done to develop empathy in teens. This workshop will:

*Look at the development of cognitive and affective empathy during the teens years
*Examine empathy "inside" the brain
*Address the barriers to empathy
*Discuss the essential steps for building empathy in school communities
*Review resources in the development of empathy

Light Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

74. Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing Professional Learning Network (PLN) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers and Literacy Leaders

Dates: 10/10/2019 to 2/11/2020

MCIU's Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing PLN is a community of educators who will be focused intentionally on not just the product known as TDA but on the process of text-dependent analysis. In other words, this is not just about the assessment. It is about instruction!

We will be working together to grow common understanding of the best practices related to TDA in terms of its three overarching components- reading comprehension, analysis, and essay writing. New learning will occur, face-to-face, during three full-day workshops held at the IU. Because this PLN is about growing ourselves and, therefore, growing or students, this work will also involve classroom application and the collection of evidence. Each independent classroom application will be followed up by a 90-minute Zoom meeting in which we will debrief, reflect on our learning, and adjust instruction.

Participants will be supported throughout this process by one of MCIU's Project Consultants for Literacy and Instructional Coaching.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Prerequisite: All participants must have taken the Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing overview workshop in 2017, 2018, or 2019 to attend the PLN. The overview workshop will be held this year on September 26, 2019 at no cost if you have yet to take it.

Special Instructions:
*Schools that enroll 2 or more participants by 9/9/19 will receive a 15% discount
*For more info check the SPARK link

For questions please contact Michele Fowkes at mfowkes@mciu.org

75. The Use of Games & Differentiation in the EM4 Classroom (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: By invitation only

Dates: 10/15/2019

* Explore the games in EM, in the classroom and online, to develop fluency and comprehension. We'll use games as an opportunity for differentiation and assessment and discuss home connection opportunities.
* Participants will engage in a deeper dive into Everyday Math resources that support planning and differentiated instruction to reach the many levels of learners in our classrooms.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

76. Literacy for Science with Brett Moulding (S)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-6 Science Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/15/2019 to 11/19/2019

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Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in science investigations supported by student reading and writing. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a GRC lesson as well as participate in a series of live on-line 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding to advance their understanding of structuring instruction. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

77. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Earth and Space Science with Brett Moulding (S)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 6-12 Science Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/16/2019 to 11/20/2019

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Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional earth and space science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a GRC lesson as well as participate in a series of live on-line 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding to advance their understanding of structuring instruction. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

78. Using Multisensory Literacy Techniques in the Pre-K - First Grade Classroom (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: General Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2019 to 11/12/2019

"During multisensory instruction, children learn language concepts by simultaneously using all learning pathways to the brain used in performing language tasks." -M. L. Farrell and N. C. White

During this session, multisensory teaching techniques that support systematic and explicit instruction for all students will be explored. Through hands-on demonstrations and modeling, participants will gain multisensory techniques that can be integrated into daily lesson plans. We will discuss how these techniques can be used to supplement the core reading programs while not disrupting the existing scope and sequence.

Participants should bring the teacher's manual you use to plan your literacy block

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

79. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Environmental Science with Brett Moulding (S)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 6-12 Science Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/17/2019 to 11/21/2019

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Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional environmental science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a GRC lesson as well as participate in a series of live on-line 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding to advance their understanding of structuring instruction. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching is Phenomenal.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

80. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training (10/22/19, 10/30/19, 11/07/19)

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All Public and Nonpublic School Staff

Dates: 10/22/2019 to 11/7/2019

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days in their entirety. Twenty-one Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE after successful completion of this training and Student Assistance certificates will be issued to each participant.

If you have any questions or concerns about the training, please contact Jean Miksch (610-755-9331 or jmiksch@mciu.org). Questions about registration and payment should be directed to Lois Winton (610-755-9366 or lwinton@mciu.org).

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a forty-five minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

81. LETRS: Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 10/23/2019

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

82. We've Assessed with the VB-MAPP, Now What? (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/23/2019

Assessment is meant to drive instructional decisions as well as what we need to teach and/or what the student still needs to learn. After completing the VB-MAPP, how do you know what skills to address? This training will look at the 3 Levels to the Milestones Assessment and how to determine specific programming based on the assessment results. Organizational systems for materials and teaching space will be discussed.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.
Participants should also bring a copy of a VB-MAPP given to a student.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

83. Tackling Text PLN Year 2 Meet Up (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Limited to participants in last year's Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing PLN Cohort

Dates: 10/24/2019

This session is limited to last year's Tackling Text PLN participants

Participants from last year's Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing PLN will gather together for an update regarding work at the state level involving text-dependent analysis. After PD around this new content, all participants will have time to network and share resources. Signing up for this workshop signals one's commitment to a second year of PLN support. In addition to this day, participants will be asked to attend a second meet-up on February 11, 2020 in addition to monthly virtual meetings.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

84. Enhancing Instruction with Authentic Communication: Structured Interaction Activities with Jeff Zwiers (ESL)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 11/5/2019

Join us as we explore ways for EVERY teacher to support authentic communication in the classroom. Authentic communication facilitates the development of content, thinking, and language that students must use in school and beyond. We will focus on:
a) engaging activities that are structures to help ALL students improve their academic speaking and listening abilities
b) designing and enhancing existing interaction-based activities across disciplines and grade levels
c) observing model interaction activities and formative assessment practices in action.

All participants will receive a copy Jeff's new book The Communication Effect: Enhancing All Learning Activities with Three Features of Authentic Communication.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU Title III Consortium member districts can attend at no cost: AGORA, Cheltenham, Colonial, Jenkintown, Methacton, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

85. Creating Change through Climate and Culture with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-12 Counselors, Educators, and Administrators

Dates: 11/7/2019

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We know from both research and practical experience that a positive, healthy school climate fosters the healthy development, learning and achievement of our youth. The climate of a school reflects the norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching, learning, leadership practices and the organizational structure of that school. Students and staff alike need to be safe and supported, valued, appropriately challenged and engaged. A supportive and affirmative school climate is essential for the academic success and emotional health of both students and staff. This workshop will explore what comprises a positive school culture and climate, the impact on the school community, and how to implement sustainable strategies, activities and best practices to create a positive, healthy school climate.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

86. PVAAS for Every Season

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, School Leaders, Data and Assessment Coordinators. District and/or school leadership teams are highly encouraged.

Dates: 11/13/2019

This registration is for the morning session only. Participants should also register for one of two available afternoon sessions.

Afternoon Option A- Improve Your Year with Projections & Collaborative Conversations
Afternoon Option B- Rethinking Assessment and Equity (CDT Team)

Student data is only helpful if you have a system in place for working with your data. This 3-hour session will allow you the opportunity to map out your system and learn ways that PVAAS growth and student projection data can enhance each season of the school year. Whether you are analyzing trends, planning for current students' needs, monitoring student progress, supporting instructional practices, or preparing for an upcoming year, PVAAS growth and projection data can support your work. During the session you'll be deciding how, when, and why PVAAS and other data will be used by administrators, teachers, parents, and students. By the end of the session, participants will have created a plan for analyzing their data across the year.

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

87. PVAAS Afternoon Session Option A: Improve Your Year with Projections & Collaborative Conversations

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, School Leaders, Data and Assessment Coordinators. District and/or school leadership teams are strongly encouraged.

Dates: 11/13/2019

All participants should be registered for the morning session titled PVASS for Every Season.

This option provides 2 shorter break-out sessions in the afternoon.

Improve Your Year with Projections: You will be amazed at the number of ways in which district and school leaders can incorporate PVAAS student projection data into the decisions they make about professional growth, observations and walk-throughs, and creating master schedules and individual student schedules. There are even ways that PVAAS student projection data can influence your hiring decisions and resource allocations. This session will offer participants a hands-on opportunity to analyze their PVAAS projection data through a variety of lenses, and identify multiple uses within their own district/LEA or school.

Collaborative Conversations: During this session a PVAAS Statewide Team member will facilitate a conversation with school and/or district/LEA leaders from the local IU region. Leaders will share their experiences with using PVAAS and other data points to support their decision-making in a variety of situations. Time will be allotted for questions from participants and collaborative discussions among your peers.

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

88. PVAAS Afternoon Session Option B: Rethinking Assessment and Equity (CDT Team)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, School Leaders, Data and Assessment Coordinators. District and/or school leadership teams are strongly encouraged.

Dates: 11/13/2019

All participants should be registered for the morning session titled PVAAS for Every Season.

This session is one extended break out. Assessment takes a step toward equity by unveiling what students need at that moment in their educational path. Rethinking assessment means finding solutions that assist educators to know the student, promote high expectations for all, help students know their learning story, create flexible routines for personalized learnings, teach failure as a step in the learning process, and build a culturally responsive environment. In speed-geeking style, participants will discuss these topics and seek real solutions to revising the assessment system in their respective settings. Connections to the Classroom Diagnostic Tool, the Danielson Framework, and the Universal Design for Learning will be made.

89. LETRS: Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/19/2019

Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 3 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 and Module 2 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 3.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

90. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and the Alphabetic Principle (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/12/2019

Effective, systematic phonics instruction is emphasized along with subroutines to utilize during instruction. We will also explore the importance of applying learned skills to reading and writing. Answers to common questions are provided, including, "How Much Phonics?", "Who Needs Phonics?", "What Kind of Phonics?", and "Why Phonics?". Each participant receives a LETRS Module 7 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

91. SEPaST Speaker Series: State of the Healthcare Market

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 12/12/2019

Join us for an overview of the latest trends impacting healthcare.

This session is being offered as part of a SEPaST Speaker Series. Registration and a light lunch with networking will begin at 11:30am. The content of the session will begin at 12:00pm.

92. Cohort 4: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary: Modules 7-12, Invitation Only

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 1/8/2020 to 5/27/2020

Wait List
Power AAC focuses on five key areas to increase the skills of educators as they learn about communication to support their students. It focuses on powerful skills in:

1. Partner Skills
2. Opportunities
3. Words in social and instructional environments
4. Evidence for decision-making
5. Resources for creating, sharing, and implementing for guiding your students.

Session Expectations:
1. Participants will view six (6) Modules in a flipped classroom course through viewing webinars outside of the online activities prior to attendance.
2. Handouts will be available for participants to download and view during this viewing process.
3. Participants will complete a survey after viewing each module to help guide our online sessions.
4. Participants will attend online sessions with all participants in attendance.
5. A monthly activity will be assigned based on each module.
6. Prerequisite: Attendance in Modules 1 through 6.

At the end of the session, a survey will be to completed by each participant. Act 48 hours will be for 12 hours. Attendee must attend all sessions, and complete all required activities to receive credit and Act 48 hours.

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93. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training (01/15/20, 01/23/20, 01/28/20)

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All Public and Nonpublic School Staff

Dates: 1/15/2020 to 1/28/2020

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days in their entirety. Twenty-one Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE after successful completion of this training and Student Assistance certificates will be issued to each participant.

If you have any questions or concerns about the training, please contact Jean Miksch (610-755-9331 or jmiksch@mciu.org). Questions about registration and payment should be directed to Lois Winton (610-755-9366 or lwinton@mciu.org).

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a forty-five minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

94. Learning Disabilities - St. Margaret School ONLY (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: St. Margaret School only

Dates: 2/14/2020

Professional development - Learning Disabilities

St. Margaret School ONLY